Archive for the ‘Olympics’ Category

U.S. women’s hockey goalie forced to remove Constitution from mask

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

A goalie for the U.S. Olympic women's hockey team has been forced to repaint her new mask by the International Olympic Committee this week. Jessie Vetter was forced to change her mask by the IOC because she had a copy of the U.S. Constitution on the back plate. That ruling is ...

Lindsey Vonn partially tears surgically repaired ACL

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Lindsey Vonn was in the middle of a remarkable comeback from a terrible knee injury she suffered nine months ago and looked to be headed for a return for the Winter Olympics in February. But on Tuesday she crashed during a practice run in Copper Mountain, Colorado and as a ...

Most Glorious Day For North Korea

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

In an effort to make some extra dough at Rumors and Rants, we've decided to make a foray into public relations writing. Our first client is the People's Republic of Korea. Wednesday mark a great day in the most glorious history of Democratic People's Republic of Korea! In greatest athletic feat since ...

United States Soccer Fails to Qualify for Olympics

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The United States' soccer team will not be headed to the Olympics thanks to an epic goalkeeping gaffe. The U.S. Under-23 team tied El Salvador 3-3 on Monday night, ending its Olympic dream, but the play that cost them a trip to London will be remembered for quite some time. Young keeper ...

This Is Creepy

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Let me first preface this post by saying that I wouldn't be caught dead watching Dancing With the Stars. Anywhere. Ever. Not even the opportunity to see the painfully hot Julianne Hough in skimpy outfits on a weekly basis could get me into it. That said, it was brought to my ...

This New President Could Do Wonders for Chicago’s Olympic Bid

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

There was a little news item floating around Monday in relation to this guy we elected to run these United States of America and his connection to Chicago which brushes right into our little realm of sports. With Chicago very much in the running to host the Olympics in 2016, people ...